Adapted from magicalrecipes.net
Batch of chilled sugar cookie dough (homemade or store bought)
star-shaped cookie cutters, one slightly larger than the other*
Wire cooling racks
Yellow colored sugar
Tube of decorator's icing
Small round yellow candies (such as M&M's candies)
Cover the tray with waxed paper and set it aside. Roll out the sugar cookie dough between sheets of flour-dusted waxed paper to a 1/4-inch thickness. Cut out an equal number of the two different sizes of stars. Use the spatula to transfer them to the tray. Place the tray in the refrigerator to chill the cookies while you heat the oven to the proper temperature. When the oven is heated, transfer the larger stars to a baking sheet and return the tray (with the smaller stars still on it) to the refrigerator. Bake the larger stars according to the recipe directions or until they just begin to brown around the edges. Allow them to cool on the baking sheet for about 1 minute and then transfer them to the wire cooling racks. Remove the smaller stars from the refrigerator and sprinkle yellow colored sugar on them. Transfer them to a baking sheet. Bake and cool them as you did the first batch. When the cookies are thoroughly cooled, squeeze a quarter size dollup of icing onto the center of each larger star and then gently pressing a smaller star down on top of it. Use small dabs of icing to secure round yellow candies atop the tips of the larger star.